Covid Scare: J&K reports 542 cases, one death


For the third consecutive day, Jammu and Kashmir recorded higher number of cases with 542 of them confirmed in the last 24 hours along with one death due to the virus, officials said on Friday.

288 of the fresh cases were reported from Jammu division and 254 from Kashmir, taking the overall tally to 343310.

Moreover, 98 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 31from Jammu Division and67 from Kashmir Division.

The government issued handout on Covid-19  informs that onenew case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 51 across J&K..

On COVID vaccination, the handout informs that 84,507 doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to1,91,79,263.

“Out of 343310 positive cases, 2492are Active Positive (1318in Jammu Division and 1174in Kashmir Division), 336284 have recovered and 4534 have died; 2202 in Jammu division and 2332in Kashmir division,” it reads.

The handout further said that out of 19730457 test results available, 343310 samples have tested positive and 19387147 samples have been tested as negative till date. Besides, 55,129 COVID tests have been conducted in last 24 hours.

Till date 5380162 persons have been enlisted for observation which included 8264persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 2492 in isolation and 431756 in home surveillance. Besides, 4933116 persons have completed their surveillance period.


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Providing district-wise breakup for positive cases reported today, the handout said that Srinagar reported 137 cases, Baramulla reported 48 cases, Budgam reported 20 cases, Pulwama reported 02 cases, Kupwara reported 17cases, Anantnag reported 05 cases, Bandipora reported 03cases, Ganderbal reported 04 cases, Kulgam reported 18cases while as Shopian reported no fresh case for today.

Similarly, Jammu reported 176cases, Reasi reported 27 cases for today, Udhampur reported 16 cases, Rajouri reported 14 cases, Doda reported 15 cases, Kathua reported 23 cases, Samba reported 07cases, Poonch reported 06 case, Kishtwar reported 04 cases while as Ramban reported no fresh case for today.

The handout further informs the general public that they can contact helpline numbers 0191-2520982/2674444/2674115/2674908/2549676 in Jammu Division and 0194-2440283/2430581/2452052/2457313/2457312 in Kashmir Division for any kind of guidance and assistance.

In case of emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 by calling toll free number 108 while as pregnant women and sick infants can avail free services by dialling toll free number 102, the handout reads.



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